• A Dream Called Home
AUTHOR: Reyna Grande / DESCRIPTION: ΓÇ£The emotional and practical challenges for a young immigrant are on full display in GrandeΓÇÖs evocative,inspiring memoir.ΓÇ¥ ΓÇöPeople From bestselling author Reyna GrandeΓÇöwhose remarkable memoir The Distance Between Us has become required reading in schools across the countryΓÇöcomes an inspiring account of one womanΓÇÖs quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer determined to build a new life for her family one fearless word at a time. When Reyna Grande was nine years oldshe walked across the USΓÇôMexico border in search of a homedesperate to be reunited with the parents who had left her behind years before for a better life in the City of Angels. What she found instead was an indifferent motheran abusivealcoholic fatherand a school system that belittled her heritage. With so few resources at her disposalReyna finds refuge in wordsand it is her love of reading and writing that propels her to rise above until she achieves the impossible and is accepted to the University of CaliforniaSanta Cruz. Although her acceptance is a triumphthe actual experience of American college life is intimidating and unfamiliar for someone like Reynawho is now once again estranged from her family and support system. Againshe finds solace in wordsholding fast to her vision of becoming a writeronly to discover she knows nothing about what it takes to make a career out of a dream. Through it allReyna is determined to make the impossible possiblegoing from undocumented immigrant of little means to ΓÇ£a fiercesmartshimmering light of a writerΓÇ¥ (Cheryl Strayedauthor of Wild); a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist ΓÇ£speak[ing] for millions of immigrants whose voices have gone unheardΓÇ¥ (Sandra Cisnerosauthor of The House on Mango Street); and a proud mother of two beautiful children who will never have to know the pain of poverty and neglect. Told in ReynaΓÇÖs exquisiteheartfelt proseA Dream Called Home demonstrates howby daring to pursue her dreamsReyna was able to build the one thing she had always longed for: a home that would endure.

A Dream Called Home

  • Product Code: Book
  • SKU: BG692
  • Author: Reyna Grande
  • Condition: good
  • Genre: Nonfiction
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